Ichiros Malt Chichibu The Peated Cask Strength 2015 Whisky Review
Also tried at the fantastic Bar Gravity in Tokyo near JR Ebisu Station.
Eye: Golden amber
Nose: Peat is obvious, but different to Islay peat. Quite savoury with hints of BBQ and iodine.
Palate: Could easily be mistaken for Islay. Sweet peat and a very grungy ashy mouthfeel.
Finish: Sweet peat with a long rich malty finish. Savoury notes continue. Salty.
Age: 4yr's Old
Distillation Date: 2011
Bottling Date: 2015
Limited: 2078 of 5980
This tastes nothing like a 4yr old whisky, it is refined and has a mouthfeel and complexity well beyond its years. Ichiro Akuto really knows how to make great whisky.